13'2. ALLASSXI PEDDANA.
Peddana, the son of Allasani Cokkaraju of the Nanda-
varika sect, was held in great esteem by Krsnadevaraya,
because he composed the poems Mamicaritra and Visnu-
ci*!~if(iw. It is generally believed that, as a mark of his esteem,
the Raya granted to the poet the village of Kokata as umbali ;
and that the poet granted the village in his turn to the Sri
VaSsnavas as an agrahara naming it Sathakopapnram probably
alter his preceptor.
There is, however, no inscription to show that the poet
granted this village as an agrahara to Brahmans. But in one of
the verses composed by Peddana. Kokata is referred to as an
ayrcJiara granted to him by the Raya. Moreover, there are
two epigraphs in the village recording grants of tax-free land
to the temples of Siva and Visnn by Peddana himself.
Raijiyat of Kokatam, L.R. 10, pp. 99-100.
123. SRIRANGA, THE FATHER OF ALITA RSMARAJA.
During the reign of Krsnadevaraya at Vijayanagara,
Srirangaraja was governing the province of Kaiidanavolu. The
period of Siirangaraja's authority is said to have extended from
S.S. 1447 to kg." 1475*
Kaijiyat of Kr^nagiri, L.R. 55, p, 162.
134. VISVANATHA NAYAKA.
Hail! While the emperor, the king of kings, Vira Pratapa
Kisna Mahadevaraya, having conquered the Asvapati and the
Gajapati, was governing all the kingdoms, Visvanatha
NayanimgarUj the son of Adapamf Oinna Nagama Nayadu
sainted the God Sonie^vara of Palakallu and granted to him,
oii 8.S. 14'M Sarvadharij Sravana sti 15f, the tlrtha-kdnika thus :
*Thf se dates cannot be relied npon, unless they are supported by some other evidence,
tVifvanalha Nayafca's father was the bearer of the betel-bag at the coqrt He himself
to have started life as a katikam or mace-bearer.